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DMC String Art Flowers
Create a pattern with nails, add some embroidery floss and you're done!
- Time:3 hours
1Project time does not include drying time for the glue.
2On a piece of paper, print a flower in desired size and shape to use as a template. (Keep in mind, though, that the flower must be smaller than the wood plaque.)
3Use double stick tape to hold the template in place on the wood plaque.
4Using the hammer, tap the linoleum nails into the wood plaque, placing nails along the outside border of each letter. Space them an even distance apart to create a uniform outlined edge. Hold the nails in place with needle nose pliers or a pair of tweezers while hammering, to protect your fingers.
5When all of the nails have been placed, carefully remove the template. Use needle nose pliers or tweezers to remove any small pieces of paper or tape that remain between the nails.6Leaving the floss in the wrapper, pull the tail of the first floss color (as shown, this is the Medium Topaz) to begin. Tie the floss to any nail on the first letter in a double knot and begin wrapping the thread in a zigzag pattern. Wrap the thread sparingly to show some unfinished wood, or wrap more heavily to create a more solid flower.
7When you finish the first part of the flower, tie the floss in an overhand knot around the last nail and add a drop of glue to secure and prevent unraveling.8Repeat steps 6 and 7 and work your way out to the edge of the board with the other parts of the flower in Plum, Christmas Green and Light Pistachio Green respectfully.